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Special Education Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 735 students earned their Special Ed degrees in NJ.

In terms of popularity, Special Education is the 38th most popular major in the state out of a total 285 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in New Jersey

Special Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 509
Bachelor’s Degree 182
Post-Master’s Certificate 44
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 44

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of special ed majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.7%
  • White: 70.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Special Education Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in New Jersey

28,380 people in the state and 532,840 in the nation are employed in jobs related to special ed.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Special Education Jobs in New Jersey

Special Ed grads earn an average of $70,630 in the state and $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in New Jersey that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,309 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,547. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 26%.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,821 Total Students

In their early career, TCNJ grads earn an average salary of $49,200. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $27,026.

71 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,949 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,400 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,841.

64 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,173 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 3.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time.

#5

Rowan University

Glassboro
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,618 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,500 a year. The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange
35 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,219 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Seton Hall grads earn an average salary of $44,800. 98% of students get financical aid.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,007 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,105 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $16,259. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

#9

Centenary University

Hackettstown
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
1,681 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,900 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $20,117. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

#10

Rider University

Lawrenceville
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,674 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. 98% of students get financical aid.

Special Education Careers in NJ

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Special Education Preschool Teachers 21% $64,080
Interpreters and Translators 9% $64,600
Special Education Teachers 7% $59,770
Special Education Professors 2% $73,820
Middle School Special Education Teachers 2% $68,050
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 2% $65,700

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to special ed.

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,369
Educational Administration 932
Teacher Education Subject Specific 869
General Education 798
Student Counseling 457
Other Education 89
Instructional Media Design 67
Teaching English or French 39

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